This month’s challenge was inspired by Halloween, because it’s such a great time for children watching. Unfortunately Halloween falls in October this year, but maybe you could trick the judges and treat us with an early entry.
Whatever. This month is dedicated to children – yours, trick or treaters, kids on bikes, waifs on the street, even youngsters from any species or kingdom. It would be nice if you can get your bike into the picture, but children are often shy or fast moving targets. It’s acceptable if you just affirm that yours or somebody’s bike is in the vicinity.
My favorite example would be a photo that is unfortunately locked away in our storage unit back home: my Cannondale in a small square in Umbria, in collision with a small wheeled vehicle powered by a young boy doing laps on the square. Oops! We’re a half day from Orvieto, where we will discover in about five hours that the Twin Towers have just collapsed. It’s amazing to me that it never registered before now that I took this photo on 9/11/2001.
So, since that photo is not available, I’ll offer up this shot of newborn twins and their proud mother that we passed today in southern Portugal. Trust me, my Bike Friday is just yards away, on the other side of a barbed wire fence.